Ryan, who asked that his last name not be used, spent a few minutes discussing the story with two friends while watching a neon-lit stage show featuring female dancers.
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As Kid Rock blasted over the sound system and the World Cup played on flat-screen televisions, Ryan said it's not exactly news that New York's strip clubs are frequented by predators and shady characters. Journal News on Thursday.
A manager also declined to comment as he ejected a reporter from the barn-like building, one of two strip ts in Rockland County, N. This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration and New York Police Department investigators arrested four women — all described as professional strippers — and a club manager on charges including grand larcenyassault and forgery.
Keo's lawyer declined to comment. A woman who answered the buzzer at the address police gave for Keo on Thursday said she'd never heard of her. Carmine Vitolo, manager of a Queens strip club who lives in Pomona, N. His lawyer also declined to comment. According to authorities, the scam took place between September and December It involved the women meeting four wealthy men for dates, then dosing their drinks with substances including ketamine, a tranquilizer, and methylone, known as "molly.
Some of the men — including a banker and a real estate attorney — wound up not knowing what had happened, according to authorities. The strippers then threatened to expose the men publicly if they contested the bills, which included forged atures.
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Steve Kardian, a retired Mount Pleasant police officer and personal safety expert, said men are just as susceptible as women to ketamine and other powerful sedatives — known as date-rape drugs and "roofies" — because, tasteless and colorless, they can be slipped into drinks without the victim's knowledge. Victims pass out and often have no memory of the incident. Kardian advises men and woman to be wary of accepting drinks from anyone.
He also recommends sticking to bottled beers and never letting a drink out of your immediate sight — even if it means taking it into the bathroom. You've been compromised.
Financial adviser Leslie Tayne, a credit and debt attorney, said many successful professionals — including doctors, lawyers and even tax professionals and financial planners — are susceptible to credit card fraud. In some cases, it's because the theft involves a friend, a relative or someone who worked in the victim's home.
In others, it occurred in a situation that could potentially lead to personal embarrassment and professional jeopardy. Tayne hypothesized there are more strip club victims out there, too embarrassed to come forward and file a claim with police. Maybe it's something a family member doesn't approve of. Maybe the victim says to himself, 'Stupid me, I'm just going to pay up.
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